Programs & Services
Detention staff provide a variety of services, which includes classification screening and assignment, religious services, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) programs for offenders.
Direct Supervision & Monitoring
Juvenile corrections officers (JCOs) provide continual observation and direction to offenders detained in detention. The juvenile detention staff are responsible for intake screening and referral, housing unit operations, and assuring offenders are transported to court, visitation, school, medical, and approved outside community appointments.
The Health Services staff provide crisis intervention, medical screening on each new admission or as deemed necessary, and follow-up treatment, which may require medication, treatment planning, or community referral. The staff liaisons with Snohomish County Health Department provide communicable disease screening, juvenile health related education, and updates on community health issues. DNA and blood draws are performed and coordinated with the Court.
Gender Specific Programming
This service is provided to female youth detained in detention. The services include a curriculum and activities centered on the specialized needs of females in the juvenile justice system. Program curriculum emphasizes self-esteem building, recognition of family and societal expectations. Program activities include conversation circles, journaling, and art and craft exercises.
The Denney Juvenile Justice Center focuses on incarcerated youth and operates under the combined auspices of the Northwest Educational Service District 189 and Juvenile Court. The primary focus of the Educational Program is to assist youth in re-entering the community, so that they are better equipped to successfully cope with post-detention life and more capable of maintaining responsible behavior.
Meeting the nutritional needs and food preferences of the detainee of detention is a difficult, but a critical part of detention services. The federal government supports the program through surplus commodities and participation in the school lunch program.